• April 10th, 2017

    The wonderful world of mushrooms marked by KEP. 4 special stamps released

    The nature of Kyrgyzstan is characterized by its huge diversity. In our mountainous country one can encounter members of the animal and plant world, which are characteristic of many different climatic zones. The new issue of KEP postage stamps is dedicated to the wonderful world of mushrooms - special organisms that combine features of both plants and animals. FindYourStampsValue.com hopes that th ...
  • September 15th, 2015

    Are you an expert in picking mushrooms? Eesti Post will help you in this matter!

    Autumn is the season of picking mushrooms and Eesti Post introduced its new stamp issue to help people to differentiate poisonous and good ones. This particular item depicts deadly webcap – one of the most dangerous mushrooms that are widespread in Europe. FindYourStampsValue.com recommends our readers to take a look at this useful philatelic item. Deadly webcap (Cortinarius rubellus) is orange br ...
  • September 7th, 2015

    Mushrooms – colourful stamp issue by Swedish Post

    FindYourStampsValue.com got to know that Sweden Post introduced its new stamp issue on theme "Mushrooms". The colourful philatelic release consists of two items and one stamp booklet that were unveiled and put on sale on the 20th of August. Hurry up to buy them! The efforts by Elias Fries (1794-1878) to catalogue mushrooms are considered an important part of the development of modern mycology, the ...
  • September 9th, 2014

    Estonian mushrooms – deadly dangerous or heavenly tasty

    According to info got by FindYourStampsValue.com Estonia Post has prepared a new stamp issue dedicayed to its flora, to be precise – to its mushrooms. This particular item depicts the deadly fibrecap. The stamp is to be issued on the 11th of September. The deadly fibrecap (Inocybe erubescens) is very poisonous, containing muscarine. The poison does not even its name derives from it. It is found in ...
  • August 23rd, 2014

    Mushrooms as “Nature’s larder” in Polish culture

    On 29 August this year the stamps from the series "Mushrooms in Polish forests" will be put into circulation. The items depict a great variety of mushrooms that are very popular and widespread in Poland. To Poles, the king of mushrooms is the borowik (Boletus edulis), commonly known in English as King Bolete. Its Polish name is derived from bor (coniferous forest) and aptly defines its preferred n ...
  • April 14th, 2014

    Falkland Islands: Fungi stamps 2014

    30p False Chanterelle Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca This fungi belongs to the family Hygrophoropsidaceae in the order Boletales and was first described by the Austrian priest and naturalist Franz Xaver Freiherr Von Wulfen in 1781. The specific name aurantiaca is a reference to its orange colouring. Hygrophorus from the Greek Hygro meaning “moist” and Phorus to “bear” which could be loosely translated ...
  • March 11th, 2014

    Mushrooms featured on new stamps by Switzerland

    The Swiss love their mushrooms... Picking edible mushrooms such as morel, porcini and chanterelles is a popular leisure pursuit in Switzerland. This is putting pressure on the mushroom populations of our forests, prompting many cantons to introduce picking restrictions. However, humans only pick the fruiting body; the major part of the mushroom, with its root-like filaments, lives concealed underg ...
  • October 20th, 2013

    Flora of Macedonia – Mushrooms stamps

    Macedonian Post issued a set of four stamps within the series "Flora of Macedonia" dedicated to mushrooms. The illustrated species are: Boletus satanas, Myriostoma coliforme, Caloscypha fulgens and Terana caerulea. Boletus satanas, commonly known as the Devil's bolete or Satan's mushroom, is a basidiomycete fungus of the bolete family. Found on chalky soil in mixed woodlands in the southern, warme ...
  • October 3rd, 2013

    Falkland Islands: Colour In Nature – 4 new stamps 2013

    The naturalist Charles Darwin who made two short visits to the Falkland Islands in 1833 and 1834, wrote of the lack of colour in the Island's environment, describing it as drab and generally colourless: "…everywhere covered by a peaty soil and wiry grass, of a monotonous brown colour". He was of course making reference to the vast flat landscape of the southern parts of East Falkland where the sob ...
  • September 15th, 2013

    Estonian Mushrooms – the Death Cap stamp

    The series of Estonian Mushrooms stamps from Eesti Post was completed by a newly issued "Death Cap" stamp. Amanita phalloides, commonly known as the death cap, is a deathly mushroom with a long period of latency as its poisons cause major damage to the liver and the kidneys. The death cap is so poisonous that it should not put even into the same basket with mushrooms intended for the kitchen, whic ...